Calling on the next European Parliament to make Europe sustainable and fair by 2024

The European elections will take place 23-26 May 2019. This the chance for EU citizens to shape EU politics, as they can vote and call on the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) up for election to commit to actions that contribute to sustainable consumption and production once elected.

Together with Fair Trade, lead of the campaign, and other associations, IFOAM EU is part of ‘the fair times’ campaign. We launched the campaign on 15 April and we are calling on the next MEPs to make Europe sustainable and fair by 2024.

There are many elements to this campaign, one of which is this special 2024 edition of the Fair Times newspaper which gives (fictitious) examples of sustainable and fair EU policies implemented by 2024. It looks back at the major achievements of the European Union in the fields of sustainable consumption and production during the 2019-2024 term. Articles highlight how fair supply chains are contributing to development within planetary boundaries, how paying the true cost of food has become the norm, and how the CAP truly rewards farmers for the public goods they provide.

Another element of this campaign is to approach potential future MEPs asking them to commit to actions that they would carry out once elected that contribute to sustainable consumption and production. In this context, IFOAM EU would like to thank its members who are contributing to this campaign at the national level by approaching MEPs from their countries.

For more information about the campaign, please visit the fair times campaign’s website and read the joint press release issued on the day of the campaign launch available.

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